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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Fire Temperature at 55°N - 149°W - North Pacific Ocean

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2049 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2049 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2050 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2050 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2051 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2051 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2052 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2052 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2053 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2053 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2054 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2054 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2055 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2055 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2056 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2056 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2057 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2057 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2058 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2058 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2059 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2100 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2100 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2101 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2102 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2102 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2103 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2103 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2104 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2104 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2105 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2105 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2106 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2106 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2107 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2108 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2108 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2109 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2109 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2110 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2111 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2112 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2113 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2113 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2114 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2114 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2115 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2115 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2116 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2116 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2117 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2118 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jan 2023 - 2118 UTC
legend for Fire Temperature RBG

Fire Temperature key:

1 - Warm fire
2 - Very warm fire
3 - Hot fire
4 - Very hot fire
5 - Burn scars
6 - Clear sky: land
7 - Clear sky: water/snow/night
8 - Water clouds
9 - Ice clouds


Fire Temperature RGB allows the user to identify where the most intense fires are occurring and differentiate these from "cooler" fires. The RGB takes advantage of the fact that from 3.9µm to shorter wavelengths, background solar radiation and surface reflectance increases. This means that fires need to be more intense in order to be detected by the 2.2 and 1.6µm bands, as more intense fires emit more radiation at these wavelengths. Therefore, small/"cool" fires will only show up at 3.9µm and appear red while increases in fire intensity cause greater contributions of the other channels resulting in white very intense fires.

• For more details, see the Fire Temperature RGB Quick Guide, (PDF, 1.2 MB)